Gathering the Greatest Minds in Cannabis

CannMed 2018 is a gathering of the greatest minds in medical cannabis, where they will further the convergence of medical cannabis research, treatment, and product development.

The world’s top medical cannabis researchers will present their latest findings with regards to the efficacy of treating a variety of conditions with cannabis. Clinicians will share compelling case studies and clinical pearls they have collected through their experience treating patients with cannabis. Cannabis industry leaders will also share how they are adopting innovative testing methods and technologies to create new products that move the industry forward.

Session Topics Include:

  • Treating Cancer with Cannabis
  • Treating Neurological Disorders with Cannabis
  • Treating Pain and Opioid Addiction with Cannabis
  • Cannabis and Women’s Health
  • Applying Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology to the Cannabis Industry
  • Developments in Cannabis Genetics
  • Cannabis Regulations and Safety Testing Techniques
  • Innovations in Cultivation and Product Development

New for 2018:

  • UCLA Luskin Conference Center (425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA)
  • Expanded Exhibit Hall (19,000 sq ft.)
  • 31 Oral Presentations and 7 Expert Panel Discussions
  • 1,100 Scientists, Clinicians, and Business Leaders
  • Sponsored Breakout Sessions
  • Pre-conference CME Course


Reactions from CannMed 2017

95% of attendees said CannMed 2017 met or exceeded their expectations.

CannMed exceeded all expectations. Thank you Medicinal Genomics!

Andrew, Attendee

The energy and positive reactions from all of the attendees demonstrated that cannabis has taken a turn to the “respectable” side of the discussion. A good part of it has to do with the professional way that the conference was held as well as the presentations that were given.

Perry, Sponsor

Physicians in medical school and in residency are taught that cannabis is a drug of abuse, and certainly any drug can be abused. But we are being taught that, and we are still teaching our new physicians this. What we need to remember is that cannabis can be abused, but so can all drugs. So, education is the key, That’s why conferences like this are so important.

Bonni, Presenter

I’ve been in cannabis science for 6 years. I’ve seen more of it concentrated here than anywhere else before.

Savino, Presenter

I’d like to thank Medicinal Genomics and Courtagen for organizing one of the best cannabis meetings that I have ever attended. It was equally impressive last year as well.

Chris, Presenter

CannMed 2018 Speakers

Raphael Mechoulam, PH.D.

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Scientific Advisor | Keynote Speaker

Raphael Mechoulam is an Israeli organic chemist and professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. He is best known for his work (together with Y. Gaoni) in the isolation, structure elucidation and total synthesis of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active principle of cannabis and for the isolation and the identification of the endogenous cannabinoids anandamide from the brain and 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG) from peripheral organs together with his students, postdocs and collaborators.

We are honored that Dr. Mechoulam has chosen to partner with CannMed and provide a platform for the next generation of cannabis researchers to build on his foundational work.

Kevin McKernan

Medicinal Genomics

Cannabis Genetics Session

Michael Dor, MD

Israel Ministry of Health, Cannabis Unit

Regulatory Session

Bonni Goldstein, MD


General Medicine Session

Dustin Sulak, DO

Opioid Panel Moderator

Katya Boudko

Canopy Growth Corp.

Cultivation Panel Moderator

Staci Gruber, PH.D.

McLean Hospital Brain Imaging Center

Harvard Medical School


BigMike Straumietis

BigMike Straumietis

Advanced Nutrients

Influencer Panelist

Jeff Chen, MD


Alzheimer's Panel Moderator

Rob Viglione


Cryptocurrency Track

Catherine Jacobson, Ph.D.


Testing Panel Moderator

Meredith Burak

Meredith Rose Burak

Asana Bio Group

Women's Health Panel Moderator 

David Meiri

David Meiri, PH.D.

Laboratory of Cancer Biology & Cannabinoid Research - Techion

Cancer Session

Panel Presentations

CannMed 2018 Partners with the State of California - Employment Development Department

Monday, October 22, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm - FREE
CannMed Cannabis Career Fair

UCLA Carnesale Commons (251 Charles E young Drive West  Los Angeles, CA 90095) View Map

Meet with more than 75 cannabis companies the CannMed Cannabis Career Fair, co-presented by the California Employment Development Department and CannMed Events. This is a can’t-miss opportunity for anyone in the California area who is interested in working in the cannabis industry.


Tuesday, October 23rd & Wednesday October 24th - TICKETS AVAILABLE BELOW

CannMed 2018 Conference - Business Support Breakouts

UCLA Luskin Conference Center (425 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095) View Map

State of California Support Offices for Cannabis Business Owners and Employees - Join expert staff from the Employment Development Department (EDD) as they discuss how the EDD can assist employers and employees in the cannabis industry through its programs and services.

The EDDs’ Disability Branch: State Disability Insurance (SDI) - Employer/Employee Responsibilities and Benefits.
A brief overview of SDI programs (Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave), eligibility, employer responsibilities, SDI Online, and fraud.

The EDDs’ Tax Branch: Cannabis Industry and State Payroll Taxes
Tax Branch focuses on the cannabis industry and state payroll tax regulations. Attendees will learn about employers’ responsibilities when hiring employees in the cannabis industry, including the differences between common law employees, statutory employees, and independent contractors, and the consequences of misclassifying workers. Additional information will be provided about wages, the required payroll taxes, and when and how to file quarterly payroll tax returns and wage reports. Staff will distribute resources to assist employers in meeting their payroll tax obligations during the presentation.

The EDDs’ Unemployment Branch (UI): California Unemployment Insurance (UI): Employer and Employee Responsibilities and Benefits
Unemployment Branch overview of the UI program, the roles and responsibilities of the employer, and information regarding the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES).

The EDDs’ Workforce Services Branch (WSB): Business Service Team and Employer Advisory Council (EAC).
Workforce Services Branch will focus on employer resources offered by America’s Job Center of California SM(AJCC). The EDD’s Business Service Team and your local Employer Advisory Council (EAC) will assist employers in utilizing these resources. The Business Service Team can provide assistance with job postings in CalJOBSSM, direct recruitments at your local AJCC, job fairs, and much more. The EAC’s provides monthly seminars on employment law topics to members / non-members who are human resource professionals, business owners, or in managerial positions. As a member of the EAC, the employers will receive access to an employment law attorney and an executive coach and behavioral strategist for conflict resolution at no cost. Members may receive Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) credits.

Latest News

By now you have heard all about the amazing presentations and panel discussions that will be delivered at CannMed 2018, but there will also be a number of exciting events taking place in the Luskin Center that attendees should take full advantage of. They include:......

The State of California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) has partnered with Medicinal Genomics’ CannMed 2018 Cannabis conference to host a Cannabis Career Fair on Monday, October 22nd from 12 to 5 pm at UCLA’s Luskin Conference Center. The Career Fair is free to job seekers......

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We have a number of great sponsorship packages available for CannMed 2018. In addition to booth spaces, sponsors will have the opportunity to book private meeting rooms to connect with clients and prospects. Sponsors will also be featured on signage and printed materials, have ads in the conference journal, have the opportunity to contribute a conference bag insert, and more! Complete the form below to download the Sponsor & Exhibitor Media Kit, which lists the benefits of each sponsorship package.

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